MY FAVORITES (LINKS TO TEXT):
1 - ONE MOMENT HE SAYS HE ONLY WANTS TO RAISE TAXES ON "MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES" AND THE NEXT HE SAYS THAT HE WILL ONLY RAISE TAXES ON PEOPLE MAKING $250,000 AND UP:
Keep in mind that under a balanced approach, the 98% of Americans who make under $250,000 would see no tax increases at all. None. In fact, I want to extend the payroll tax cut for working families.SO.. ER UM... WHICH IS IT OBAMA!?!?!?!?
What we're talking about under a balanced approach is asking Americans whose incomes have gone up the most over the last decade - millionaires and billionaires - to share in the sacrifice everyone else has to make.
2 - AND I LOVE HOW HE SAID THAT PEOPLE LIKE HIM SHOULD PAY MORE - PAY AS MUCH AS THEY DID UNDER CLINTON:
How can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don't need and didn't ask for?WELL OBAMA, THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU VOLUNTARILY PAY MORE THE LAST FEW YEARS!? WHY DIDN'T HE!? SIMPLE: HE'S A LYING HYPOCRITE.
3 - OBAMA PRAISES REAGAN FOR HAVING SIGNED 18 DEBT CEILING INCREASES - THAT WOULD BE MORE THAN 2 EACH YEAR:
In the past, raising the debt ceiling was routine. Since the 1950s, Congress has always passed it, and every President has signed it. President Reagan did it 18 times. George W. Bush did it 7 times.BUT OBAMA SEEMS TO THINK THAT HE SHOULD ONLY HAVE TO SIGN ONE IN HIS FIRST TERM- AND BE FORCED TO SIGN ANOTHER NEXT YEAR, BEFORE THE ELECTION.
4 - OBAMA:
The only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of Republicans in Congress are insisting on a cuts-only approach - an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all.ER UM... THE TOP 5% ALREADY PAY ABOUT 55% OF THE TAXES IN THIS COUNTRY - SO IT'S NOT LIKE THEY'RE NOT CONTRIBUTING AT ALL!
BESIDES: THE PROBLEM IS NOT THAT WE ARE TAXED TOO LITTLE; THE PROBLEM IS THAT POLITICIANS IN DC SPEND TOO MUCH.
PROOF: THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF REVENUES EVER RECEIVED BY THE US TREASURY WAS IN 2007 - WITH THE BUSH TAX RATES. WE'D BE GETTING MORE NOW IF THE ECONOMY WAS GROWING.
RAISING TAXES ON BUSINESSES AND RICH PEOPLE WILL NOT GROW THE ECONOMY.
STILL, I THINK THE GOP SHOULD MAKE AS GOOD A COMPROMISE AS THEY CAN AND THEN RUN AGAINST IT IN 2012.